Definition of hula
: a sinuous Polynesian dance characterized by rhythmic movement of the hips and mimetic gestures with the hands and often accompanied by chants and rhythmic drumming
Recent Examples of hula from the Web
Nothing says summer fun like a hula hoop contest, tug of war competition and relay races.
The hula hoop got its start in the United States in the late 1950s.
All of the prints were designed by O'Shea's friend and collaborator Benny Robinson—who also redesigned the Brioni logo for O'Shea—and featured zombie hula dancers, pot leaves, and pentagrams.
Wham-O sold 25 million hula hoops in the first four months at $1.98 each.
Kicking off the performance was Guinness World Record hula hooper Marawa Wamp, who sauntered out wearing a gold lamé trench coat and metallic underpinnings to match.
Reception, dinner, live and silent auctions, best dress contest and hula hoop contest.
Shake eggs, bang on drums, twirl hula hoops or play with the world's biggest bubbles.
MetroHealth Dr. to motorists and opened it to everything from yoga to cycling to giant Jenga games and hula hooping.
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A sinuous Polynesian dance, the hula combines undulating movement of the hips and mimetic hand gestures. The dance is often accompanied by chants, drumming, and music played on instruments such as the ukulele. Originally a religious dance performed to praise the chiefs, contemporary hulas tell a story or describe a place, and are danced exclusively by women. The costume typically includes a raffia skirt with a lei (garland) around the neck.
Origin and Etymology of hula
First Known Use: 1825See Words from the same year
HULA Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of hula for English Language Learners
: a Hawaiian dance that has flowing hand and hip movements
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